A Very Curious Collection: the Abbotsford Book of Deeds

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


A talk explaining how Sir Walter Scott acquired a large collection of late Medieval English charters bound into the remains of a 17th-century printed book, tracing the history of the object and its previous owners.
Period5 Mar 2020
Held atThe Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • Walter Scott
  • Abbotsford
  • medieval charters
  • medieval seals
  • 17th-century literature
  • Peter le Neve
  • Thomas Martin
  • antiquities
  • Norfolk